Bikers Need Your Support


Monday, 16 January 2012

Bennetts campaigns for bike-related questions in the driving test

With over 1.3 million motorcycles on Britain’s roads1, Bennetts, the UK’s No.1 Bike Insurance Specialist has launched a campaign to ensure bike-related questions are included in the driving test to help raise awareness of bikers on the road. Prospective drivers can currently pass the test without answering a single question relating to motorbikes and bikers. Shockingly despite accounting for just 1% of road traffic bikers fall victim to over 20% of all fatalities on the roads.2 

Open now for six months via the official government link, http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/26272, motorcyclists and drivers alike can sign-up online.

Hannah Squirrell, Director of Marketing at Bennetts said, “With questions currently selected at random, there is no guarantee that a question relating to motorcyclists will arise in the current driving test format, so our petition is set to challenge that. With the casualty rate of motorcyclists currently a staggering 61 times greater than that of motorists3 something must be done to increase awareness of bikers on our roads.

The petition has been approved by the government and we need to get at least 100,000 signatures in order to have this raised in the House of Commons. Bikers are an important group of road users and it’s essential they are recognised within the driving test and if our target is achieved we will organise a fantastic ride-out to deliver our petition to the House of Commons.

To find out more information about the Bennetts ‘Motorcyclists Matter’ campaign, and sign up, log onto http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/26272

 

1Number of taxed motorbikes in Great Britain as of September 2011 - According to Department for Transport (DFT) 
2DFT 2011
3DFT Annual Report 2007-2011

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